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    Default To take two year old to hospy or wait it out?

    Hi there,

    Ds2 has had a cold for a few days. We took him to the medical centre this morning and he's on anti-bs for chest infection.

    He is in good spirits but has rapid breathing. It's also sucking in at his throat and a little but under his ribs. We have given him 4 puffs of ventolin which hasn't changed anything.

    Df thinks we should wait it out at home for the anti b's to work, but I think we should take him to hospital for some monitoring and probably redipred...

    What do you think?

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    If your worried I'd take him up. Especially if it's sucking in. Better safe!

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    I'd probably take him in TBH, little ones can go down really fast.

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    It sounds like he probably needs steroids, I'd take him to the hospital or medical centre, hope he is all better soon

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    Hi there,

    What you're describing is your little one using his 'accessory muscles' to breathe. Without wanting to alarm you, I would definately have him assessed, accessory muscle use is a sign of respiratory distress in children, children have limited ability to cope when they are short of breath and can fatigue and deteriorate easily. I'm sure he will be fine but as I said, I would ask that he be reassessed. All the best.

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    If you are worried take him up,
    When Ds was 7 weeks old I took him to the hospital as he had been coughing all night and he had a ' viral cold' 2 days later he seemed worse but I held out not wanting to be seen as a drama queen, 2.30 am we went to hospital and his oxygen levels were at 35 percent and dropping


    Ds is almost two now and of I suspect something is wrong I go up to emergency

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    Absolutely take him in if he is using accessory muscles to breathe.

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    emergency! ds gets 12 puffs every 2 hours when in hospy!

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    Just a thing i've learned (from bronchitis and croup experiences)

    If the dents in the throat and under the ribs are sucking in it can be a sign of bronchial issues.

    In hospital the nurses used how much under his ribs were sucking in to monitor how bad his lungs were,

    If sucking in is occurring I would head straight to emergency

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    I would take him!

    My daughter gets asthma real bad when has a cold so I know how it feels and how important it is to have them cared for at hospital coz it can get way out of control too quickly.

    If its more asthma related the antibiotics wnt open the airways, he needs steroids.

    Hope he gets well real soon !


 

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